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Direct access & Guided Tour to Florence Cathedral, Dome and Panoramic Terrace

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Piazza di San Giovanni
Piazza di San Giovanni, Firenze FI, ItalyAn assistant waits for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos
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  • 1
    Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Cupola del Brunelleschi
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Battistero di San Giovanni
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Campanile di Giotto
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza di San Giovanni, Firenze FI, Italy
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Staff Assistance at the meeting point
    • Guide authorized by Opera Santa Maria del Fiore
    • Priority access to the Cathedral, its Terrace and the Brunelleschi Dome during the Guided Tour
    • 72h ticket to visit: Baptistery, Giotto Bell Tower and Opera del Duomo Museum.
    • Starting from April 2020, the Guided Visit will also include Santa Reparata Crypt
    • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi
    • Entry/Admission - Battistero di San Giovanni
    • Entry/Admission - Campanile di Giotto
    • Entry/Admission - Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Good walking shoes are recommended
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    3 of my family did the full tour including the climb up to the dome itself. I don’t think I missed very much except the panoramic view.
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    Beautiful Florence !!! The City of the Art !! But next time we go we will go on our own pace and get the headphones to learn about this beautiful Cathedral. The visit to the Dome never happened, I don't know if it was close or if it was to late.
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    My family and I had a great experience with this tour. Our tour guide skipped the line and took us into the Duomo through the exit door. She gave us many fascinating historical tidbits about the basilica and the construction of the Duomo. We climbed all the way to the top (not
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    Response from Caf_TourTravel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Direct access & Guided Tour to Florence Cathedral, Dome and Panoramic Terrace
    Responded 25 Sep 2018
    Dear lucye93, let us thank you for having booked one of our activities and having shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are really glad to see that you and your family enjoyed our Special Visit of Florence Cathedral and its Terrace, a once-in-a-lifetime experience which allows you to discover the secrets of the masterpieces kept inside the Cathedral with a professional guide, avoid any queue, enjoy stunning views of the whole city from an exclusive location and benefit from a priority access to the imposing Brunelleschi's Dome, at the end of the visit (with a final delicious sample of local products and a typical Tuscan lunch!). Your review fills us with great pride and represents the best reward for all the passion that we daily put in our job, to ensure to all our customers the most plesant and memorable experience! Our Best Regards
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    We selected the option of the wine tasting but not the lunch (food option). My girlfriend and I enjoyed this tour very much. It starts out with a 30 minute video which was very informative about the history of the Duomo and truly showed you how amazing the building process was;
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    Response from Caf_TourTravel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Direct access & Guided Tour to Florence Cathedral, Dome and Panoramic Terrace
    Responded 6 Aug 2018
    Dear Omari, let us thank you for having booked one of our activities and shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are so glad to see that you liked so much our Special Visit to Florence Cathedral and its Terrace, which allows you to follow one of the few authorized guides, inside of the Church with priority access and up to the gorgeous Terrace (exclusive access), where to enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole city center from a privileged point of view, before to benefit from a priority access to climb up to the imposing Brunelleschi's Dome. Ended the visit then, you will be able to enjoy a delicious sample of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar, in a typical wine shop located a few steps away. With reference to the other monuments making part of the Cathedral complex, we remind that your ticket gives you the chance to access, within 72 hours, to all the monuments not included in the guided visit (Baptistery, Bell Tower, Crypt and Opera del Duomo Museum). Your review rewards us for all the efforts and care that we put every day in our job, since more than 60 years, to ensure to all our customers the most pleasant experience and the highest quality standards! We hope to welcome you soon again, in another of our activities! Our Best Regards
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    You are basically paying to skip the line and go on the terrace - the film, tour and wine tasting aren’t great and feel like they are added on to try and make it sound more of an experience. The terrace did have great views so would recommend that. The tour guide information was
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    Response from Caf_TourTravel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Direct access & Guided Tour to Florence Cathedral, Dome and Panoramic Terrace
    Responded 8 Jul 2018
    Dear Ian, let us expand on the points stressed in your review. The tour that you booked is not a simple skip the line access, to an exclusive location, but an all-inclusive visit experience which includes: - an introductory movie retracing the history of Florence and the Duomo Complex; - the guided visit of the Cathedral, with the exclusive access to its wonderful terrace, led by one of the few professional authorized guides; - the priority access, at the end of the visit, to the top of the stunning Brunelleschi's Dome; - a 72-hour entrance ticket to the monuments of the Duomo complex; - a sample of Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar. The activity allows you therefore to enjoy a 360° visit experience, first introducing you to the history of the city center and the gorgeous monuments making part of the Duomo complex, before to access to the Cathedral and reach with your small group the limited access terrace, where to enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole city, from one of its highest viewpoints. Before to end the visit then, you can decide to take advantage from your priority access, to climb up to the majestic Brunelleschi's Dome, avoiding the very long admission line. Finally, considering that it's almost lunch time, you can relax and enjoy a sample of delicious Chianti wine, cheese and balsamic vinegar, in a typical wine shop located a few steps away. What we want to state then, is that all this information ar clearly specified at the moment of the booking and in the voucher that you receive with you reservation. With reference to the malfunctioning of your headsets, we want to remind you that for any kind of inconvenience, your guide is at your full dipsosal to fix it. We never received any complaint about them before, so possibly it could be fixed very easily, simply asking the assistance of your guide. Unfortunately, not having further details regarding the date of your, it is not possible for us to carry on further inspections about the matter. Our Regards
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    Renata, Marco (the smiling maniac-in a good way), and Loca (driver) were very good and entertaining in the full
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    Donnainnewjersey
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey
    10
    Not Described Well
    Our tours guides were friendly and knowledgeable. However, the description of the tour doesn’t tell you the tours
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    Terence L
    10
    Class good. CAF reqt to phone-in was terrible
    Not every foreign visitor can easily phone-in within 24 hrs to get meeting location information. Very inconvenient
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    Rebecca F
    Marietta, Georgia
    3211
    Excellent lunch & wine tasting, beautiful locations, but a lot of free time
    San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena are all amazing locations with medieval elements. We had a guide in Siena
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    Masreth E
    Austin, Texas
    10
    was a nice tour!
    Was a nice tour! very easy to find the starting point, the coach bus was very comfortable and roomy. Seats were
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    Szabina Szigyarto
    Budapest, Hungary
    40
    Beautiful day in Tuscany
    I have spent a whole day exploring the beautiful Tuscany. Our first stop was Siena. It is a beautiful town with an
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    Trish
    20
    Fantastic afternoon in Florence
    This was definitely one of the highlights whilst in Florence. Cycling into the countryside and enjoying
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    ANCorolla
    Florence, Italy
    12
    No recommendation
    The tour itself was great. However, you get back pretty late & in a sketchy area. No cabs in sight. My friend was
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    Ginger S
    10
    Italian pasta class
    We had so much fun learning to make pasta. We made spinach ravioli, fettuccine and gnocchi. Our chef was even kind
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    abramsh2018
    30
    Handmade Pasta
    Our instructors, Adela and Natalie were excellent! They gave us many cooking tips and showed us how to prepare
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